Remix and Robo: Controllers for Performative Play With Robotic Building Toys

QuickTake
Wednesday, 8 August
11 am - 12:15 pm
Room 8

Two sampler/sequencer controllers that allow children to engage in storytelling and competitive endeavors with a modular robotic toy. The controllers are based on Topobo, a constructive assembly system with kinetic memory that features the ability to record and playback physical motion.

Remix is a tangible interface used to sample, organize, and manipulate several kinetic records. Robo is a modified game controller used to capture robotic motions, adjust global motion parameters, and execute kinetic recordings in real-time.

Presenter

Hayes Raffle
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab
hayes (at) media.mit.edu